‘Green’ junk removal business arrives in Northwest Arkansas

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Junk King says 60% of the junk it collects is recycled or repurposed rather than dropped at landfills.

Junk King, a national junk removal franchise company, has opened its first Arkansas location, based in Bentonville.

Mike and Tammy Needham are the company’s Northwest Arkansas franchise partners, with an office at 1201 N.E. McClain Road in the Beau Terre Office Park. According to a news release, the Needhams have more than 50 years of combined experience in the business and franchising sectors and are Northwest Arkansas natives.

“Being a part of a company that goes beyond just removing junk is exciting for Tammy and me,” Mike Needham said. “Helping people get rid of their unwanted junk in a sustainable and eco-friendly way is the most important aspect of our job.”

Junk King focuses on eco-friendly recycling and state-of-the-art technology, allowing customers to schedule a pick-up in real-time. The company says 60% of the junk it collects is recycled or repurposed rather than dropped at landfills.

Junk King bases pricing on the amount of junk removed, and an online pricing estimator makes it easy to get a quote.

“We’re excited to welcome Mike and Tammy into the Junk King family,” said Michael Andreacchi, Junk King CEO and co-founder. “As we were looking to open our first location in Arkansas, we knew that Mike and Tammy had already cultivated long-lasting relationships within the local community.

“Their local ties along with their business experience are key to our company’s approach to junk removal, and I have no doubt that Northwest Arkansas is in good hands.”

Junk King was founded in California in 2005 by two friends in a two-car garage. It started to franchise in 2010 and now has 114 locations in Canada and the U.S.

A Junk King spokeswoman said franchisees invest between $89,850 and $175,440 on average, including working capital and a typical franchise fee of between $54,000 and $78,000.